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Your Glory Days are Over, Mr. Cthulhu
June 23, 2011 5:37 AM   Subscribe

Your Glory Days Are Over, Mr. Cthulhu. "Mr Cthulhu tries to interest himself in his sons dance, but mr Cthulhus has lived a sheltered life, the intricacies of modern ballet passes him right by." (by Mattias Adolfsson, previously)
posted by OmieWise (22 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
That shoggoth is pretty cute. Poodles should be scared. Regularly.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:43 AM on June 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Charming. Thank you.
posted by lucien_reeve at 5:45 AM on June 23, 2011


It's sort of Alexander McCall Smith meets H.P. Lovecraft, isn't it?
posted by lucien_reeve at 5:46 AM on June 23, 2011


Really wonderful, thanks
posted by marmaduke_yaverland at 6:14 AM on June 23, 2011


I was pretty irritated by the mocking of my childhood hero.
Until: "leotards, the most scary clothes known to civilization."
SCORE!
posted by Redhush at 6:20 AM on June 23, 2011


The poodle community is closely knit
posted by rainy at 6:22 AM on June 23, 2011


I now appreciate even more that I have friends who know me well enough to send me plush Cthulu toys as a gift, because as a result, i was pre-equipped for this thread and the ensuing sharp desire to hug the shit out of a Cthulu after reading it.
posted by pseudonymph at 6:27 AM on June 23, 2011


You take shoggoths out for a shamble, not a walk.
posted by Eideteker at 6:35 AM on June 23, 2011 [5 favorites]


It's lacking authenticity and fidelity to the source material is what I'm saying.
posted by Eideteker at 6:36 AM on June 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Adorable.
posted by functionequalsform at 6:52 AM on June 23, 2011


You take shoggoths out for a shamble, not a walk.

Technically, you follow behind your shoggoth as it pushes its immense horrific bulk on a vast host of temporary limbs through tunnels polished smooth my aeons of the nauseating locomotion of its kind, which doesn't really count as a shamble. You walk behind, because that way the noisome vapor driven through the passage before the creature doesn't induce that cough that you are getting more and more often as the names ages pass.

In the shoggoths' native habitat, the albino eyeless penguins long ago ate all the poodles, so it's not surprising that pet shoggoths should be alarmed at the sight of the yappy dogs.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:55 AM on June 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


You take shoggoths out for a shamble, not a walk.

Well, Mr.C's shoggoth isn't exactly a young puddle anymore. Once they reach the proud age of 10 eons, quite a few shoggoths have trouble managing a proper shamble.
posted by Cironian at 7:21 AM on June 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Shambles should always be improper. "Proper" implies they are something other than That Which SHOULD NOT BE.
posted by Eideteker at 8:14 AM on June 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Shambles should always be improper. "Proper" implies they are something other than That Which SHOULD NOT BE.

Well, Mr. Cthulhi's shoggoth is definitely the thing that should not be on my lawn. I have talked and talked to him about this, but he keeps letting his amorphous pile of protoplasm mess on my flower beds. The last straw was when he claimed that "he was not dead but dreaming on a Sunday afternoon, and the beast got out on its own." I'll be writing a stern letter to the R'lyeh City Council, I can tell you! We have laws in this city, let me remind you; laws in violation of those of God and man!
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:30 AM on June 23, 2011 [6 favorites]


You take shoggoths out for a shamble

On a tekeli-leash.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 9:36 AM on June 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Threads like this are why I love Metafilter. ♥♥♥
posted by JHarris at 4:25 PM on June 23, 2011


I'm not sure the world needs MORE Lovecraft mash-ups, but this is cute.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 4:53 PM on June 23, 2011


Lovecraft in Brooklyn: I'm not sure the world needs MORE Lovecraft mash-ups

Heretic! Burn the witch!!!
posted by pseudonymph at 7:19 PM on June 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


rolls eyes... CTHULHU wouldn't have a shoggoth! They were the creations of the Elder Things who were at war with the Old Ones!

COME ON!
posted by Zed at 12:10 PM on June 24, 2011


rolls eyes... CTHULHU wouldn't have a shoggoth! They were the creations of the Elder Things who were at war with the Old Ones!

COME ON!
posted by Zed at 12:10 PM on June 24 [+] [!]

Take a good look at Mrs. Cthulhu again. I think they make the textbook definition of 'star-cross'd lovers'.
posted by FatherDagon at 1:09 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think they make the textbook definition of 'star-cross'd lovers'.

Point.
posted by Zed at 1:18 PM on June 24, 2011


"I'm Bob Barker reminding you to have your shambling horror spayed or neutered."
posted by chairface at 2:30 PM on June 24, 2011


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